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Poster: MushroomEagle Date: Jan 16, 2006 9:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: This is NOT good news

Look i know in archive and in certain band member's minds we shouldn't be posting about this anymore because its an "old and tired subject" to them...but to us it is what kept us going for 3 years. All of the solutions in the world will never EVER change someone feeling robbed when they are given the world for free...and then 3 years later are forced to give it back. I know i can stream the Hi-Fi and i can use a streamripper to get it on cd eventually. I don't care.
To all those who think we are all spoiled brats and "back in my day we didnt have the internet etc etc" - you know for damn sure that is NO reason to feel peachy about what has just happened. You know how this makes the GD legacy appear. You know that if you were an up and coming and were told you could acquire the greatest music of all time for free...and then in a year told you had better have gotten all you needed - you'd be looking for another nipple to suckle.
Just like the rest of the GD world i want GREAT sounding lossless recordings. THOSE FANS - who would spend the time to find the right spend hours downloading the files and continuing to ruin your already loaded spend even more time converting and properly labeling and archiving the files for our own collection, and then burning and re-burning the tracks to CD's - are a rare breed. Others with a fleeting interest WOULD deal with streaming the hi-fi's bc it requires less time and effort. Ever since i learned of this site i've attempted to acquire all the dead one would need...but obviously i wasn't fast enough. Nor could i be. And like others have said, it is less anger than sadness.
THESE are the beginnings of ends of bands - when they begin to see a site like this as a BAD thing. A site which has probably single-handedly doubled the fanbase of the grateful dead (which in turn will stir interest in phil & friends and The Dead and Ratdog and all other side projects). This site gave me hope that if enough die-hard deadheads attempted to acquire each and every dead recording (GOOD SBD RECORDINGS MIND YOU) then our children and our childrens children will learn about this wonderful band. RESTRICT the flow of information (:cough:cough:bobweir:cough:cough:) and you will be forgotten much too shortly.

Remaining members of the Grateful Dead hear this:
Read these posts and feel the vibe of anger and sadness from the most loyal of all fans - deadheads - and realize that not retracting this ban on lossless soundboard downloads will hurt your current and your potential future fanbase forever.

and i apologize for replying to "an old post" and all that and i know its not archive's fault.


This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-01-17 05:20:27

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 16, 2006 9:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: pointer to better forum

hear this

Of course your intended targets are not reading at this site. A better site may be the Dead's own, which includes a forum, see

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-01-17 05:25:01

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jan 16, 2006 9:51pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: This is NOT good news


your passion is obvious, but NOBODY owes you anything my friend.

sniff around, look under rocks, challenge yourself on how to find that special show.

pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again - your reward is out there...


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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 16, 2006 11:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: movin' on

C'mon sir, I know *you* know I'm asking people to drop it here. Enough redundancy...